Sunday Dinner: Stuffed French Toast

by Rachel on March 28, 2010

I love all food, but I’m not a big French toast person. I like savory breakfasts, so things like waffles, French toast, and pancakes tend to make me feel a little nauseous. (Not to mention leave me hungry.) So I cannot explain why on earth I’ve been craving French toast for the past two days. And I didn’t want just any French toast…I wanted really gooey and decadent French toast! Actually I’m 99 percent sure this had something to do with the current state of my sex life (suffice to say, living at home is cramping my style more than living in a sorority house did). But since I’m all about honoring cravings, I got creative and decided to make French toast from the things I had on hand: frozen fruit and ricotta cheese.

Ingredients

One egg

1 tsp milk

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Two slices whole-wheat bread

1/8 c part-skim ricotta cheese

1 tsp walnuts

1/2 cup frozen strawberries

This is How We Do It

Put the strawberries in the microwave for two minutes and heat until they are warm and thawed. Roughly chop.

Beat together the egg, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon and set aside.

Spread one slice of bread with the cheese and top with half the strawberries and half the walnuts.

Top with the other slice of bread so you have a little sandwich.

Quickly dip each side of the sandwich in the egg mixture. (You don’t want it to get too soggy, so be quick about it.) Put it on a hot pan and cook for about three minutes on each side.

Top with the remaining strawberries and walnuts, plus powdered sugar and a drizzle of pure Maple syrup if you like.

STFU.

Ahhh. The problem is when I look at that and think, “Oh yep, that’s for sure better than sex,” I start to worry. It starts like thoughts with that…and then the next thing I know, my lap will be covered by three cats and 40 pounds of excess flesh.

But this recipe is great. Not only is it so healthy and fast (ten minutes!), what I loved about this little off-the-cuff recipe is that it’s going to be so easy to modify. I’m already imagining different fruit and nut combos. Blueberries and bananas, cherries and almonds…and don’t think I wouldn’t do it with Nutella and a baguette. And ricotta cheese is so versatile; I had this leftover from my pasta last week, but after tonight, I’m pretty sure it’s a necessary addition to the weekly grocery list.

This, paired with some bacon, made a great dinner and totally hit the spot! I mean, it didn’t hit the spot hit the spot, but given the circumstances, it made me feel a little better. Sigh. When I decide to be a girl who eats her feelings, I try to eat them well….which is good news for your recipe box.

Glad things are good for someone’s box.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dori March 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm

This is good for my box! French toast is my favorite food (along with pancakes) and this sounds AMAZING. And not too hard for the laziest person in the world in the kitchen. And I’m in a similar boat as you, not because I live at home, but because my apartment is embarrassing.
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2 Diana March 28, 2010 at 11:38 pm

My fave is a little savory AND little sweet. I love waffles and French toast, but I like it best paired with some eggs or soysage or something.

Your French toast looks awesome and sounds so easy, too! :)
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3 Melissa (It's a Veggieful Life) March 30, 2010 at 8:15 am

I made this recipe from Ellie Krieger’s cookbook “So Easy” on Sunday too! (she calls for chocolate chips though…yummy). The frozen strawberries as compared to her fresh ones didn’t work out so well. I think they made my bread soggy. That’s why I didn’t blog about it; they were pretty good but not great. I’ll have to try again. And I have tried it with Nutella – wonderful!
.-= Melissa (It’s a Veggieful Life)´s last blog ..Bugging My Body! =-.

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4 melissa March 30, 2010 at 1:24 pm

this looks so so good!
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